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The Evening Star

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55-56 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3PB, England
+44 1273 328931
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great selection of beers on tap good friendly place enjoyed a couple of hours here. Busy place not to far from station .

Thank Jasonwake
Crawley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Great choice of ales. Great staff. Definitely worth a visit. The manager is really friendly. All staff are knowledgeable about all the products sold.

Thank dr191075
Worthing, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I love this pub. The staff are very friendly and have great knowledge on all the drinks from beer to gin! It is a place where you can go on your own and not feel lonely! There are even amazing photographic portraits on the walls of all the regulars and staff. Highly recommend.

Thank denisewills1
Leeds, United Kingdom
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508 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

One of my favourite Brighton pubs, and the first place I came across the fruits of Dark Star. Great beer in a nicely friendly place. Definitely recommended.

Thank Smitem
Chichester, New York
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Visited many times over the years, fantastic micro pub since before micro pubs were even a thing. Has all the decent Dark Star beers, with the APA my personal favourite, and a diverse range of guest beers and bottles in styles and breweries. Friendly knowledgeable staff too

Thank Spanish D
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Firstly its not a restaurant. Bar snacks yes.Its a real ale bar and served by staff who know their stuff. Good range of Dark Star beers and a wide range of bottled lagers and beers. Its close to the Railway station so an ideal choice for the first pub on your visit

Thank David M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

There is always a range of beers on tap and usually a couple of ciders too! It has a warm 'local' feel to it and has a selection of board games too!

Thank RLM36
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Good beer 🍺 and good staff you can't get better staff than at the evening star 🌟 it is so good to drink in I come here all the time 😊 people say that Live here

Thank John Haworthtrs@aol.com
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I'm not a beer drinker - but the people I was with certainly are! This is a sort of regular haunt for the other half when he travels to see his son for the evening (from London). I was pretty amazed at the choice of beers on offer and it is obvious that the lovely bar staff absolutely know their... More 

London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

A good choice of real ales that are well kept. Friendly staff and nice location. Recommended for serious beer lovers. Great atmosphere too.

Thank nikic1966

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55-56 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 328931

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?